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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Religious Traditions, 2010

116,298 38,583 51,652 9,080 199,153 24,760 508,209
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 6,067 6.5
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 480 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 7,222 7.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 15 0.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 445 0.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.0
Buddhists Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 92 261,485 278.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 104 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 88 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 454 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 415 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 53 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,114 2.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 70 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,623 1.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 155 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 639 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 5,029 5.3
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 108 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 619 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 52 28,406 30.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,264 3.5
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,300 1.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 420 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,657 1.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 16 17,100 18.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 46 32,966 35.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 54 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 2,857 3.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,994 4.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 861 0.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 95 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 366 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 4,852 5.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 14 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 691 0.7
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 3,092 3.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 4,000 4.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,233 2.4
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 9,560 10.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 81 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 737 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,912 5.2
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 9,322 9.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 384 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 47 25,489 27.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 504 446,222  

The population of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin was 940,164 in 2000; in 1990 it was 959,275. The total population changed -2.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (446,222) included 47.5% of the total population in 2000.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.